Albert Einstein said “creativity is intelligence having fun” and that is exactly what my workshops are – FUN. The importance of creative embroidery and textile art is to play with colour, texture and stitches and to experiment.  There is no such thing as a mistake, these are learning curves.  Creativity is therapy for the mind.

Dates for Upcoming Workshops:

Kate can offer a variety of workshops for all ages and abilities.  I also give talks to a wide range of groups including Embroidery and quilting groups, WI meetings and various craft groups.

Please contact me to discover a whole new world of textile art.

Here are some of the talks and workshops that have been popular  – please get in touch if you are interested in any of these or if you would like to create you own that would be fantastic.

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All techniques and patterns delivered through Kates Kloths workshops are subject to copyright

Manipulated Fabric Workshop 

Learn how to manipulate fabrics to create surface texture using a range of fabrics and different manipulation techniques to produce a textured piece of work. You will learn how to incorporate traditional techniques such as smocking and suffolk puffs and pleating along with innovative methods to create a textures and tucks.  These are combined with french knots to create a textured shape. 

Layered Textile Surfaces Workshop

Learn how to create textured surfaces using fabric scraps and layering techniques and then encrust this with simple hand embroidery stitches using textured yarns and threads.

Texture and depth can be created with fabric and thread through many various techniques.  Encrusted surfaces may be created by using a variety of experimental techniques.  This workshop is developed to allow you to experiment and create a variety of different surface effects.  The only rule is to be bold with experimentation and not be afraid to try something different; break traditional rules!

Creative Hand Embroidery

This workshop will introduce you to basic hand embroidery stitches and how to use them creatively. You will learn how to use a range of textured threads and yarns to create hand embroidered flowers. These can be framed or incorporated into textile products such as a decorated bag pocket or a cushion panel or even in a quilt.

Mini Textile Landscapes 

In this workshop you will create a mini textile landscape. These textile landscapes are made from layering small pieces of fabric. This workshop may be adapted to suit individuals – it can be entirely hand embroidery or incorporate free motion embroidery using the sewing machine. Within this class you will learn how to use textured yarns and hand embroidery to embellish your landscape.

Mini Art Quilt

Do you have a stash of fabric scraps that will come in handy one day? This workshop will teach you how to use your fabric scraps creatively to produce a mini art quilt. You will make a fabric from fabric strips and incorporate free motion quilting. Develop your free machine embroidery skills to create a piece art for your mini quilt.

Creative Weaving with Texture Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to use a wide variety of yarns to produce a textured woven panel without using a commercial loom. You will produce a piece of woven fabric that can be embellished with embroidery and used as a hanging or alternatively the fabric can be used to make a needle case or book cover.

French Knot Fantasy

A workshop dedicated to the beauty and texture of this one stitch. Through changing the thicknesses of the thread this stitch can create an array of pattern.  You will master this stitch and master the mindfulness and wonder of French Knots.

To Dye For

From tie dye to variegated yarns, this workshop is dedicated to teaching you how to achieve space dyed natural fabrics and threads. You will be guided through the process of creating patterns using both procionand natural dyes with eco-dyeing and tie-dyeing techniques.

Freely Embroidered Circles

This is a simple workshop that is based on a couched technique.  Using textured yarns and simple hand embroidery this freely embroidered circle can be completed in a workshop.

Waxing Lyrical With Colour and Print

This is an experimental workshop that teaches you how to transform plain fabrics with these fun surface decorative technique using  a range of techniques including wax crayons and bondaweb, inktense ink blocks, transfer paints and wooden printing bocks. Within this workshop you will also be encouraged to add additional surface decoration using simple hand embroidery.

All techniques and patterns delivered through Kates Kloths workshops are subject to copyright